Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free Smart TV video service, which delivers instant access to news, sports, entertainment and more, has now expanded to 12 countries and 742 channels worldwide, bringing access to over 60 million Samsung Smart TVs.
Samsung TV Plus first launched in December 2016 in the U.S. and comes pre-installed on all 2016-2020 Samsung smart TVs.
Late last year, the company said millions of consumers were using Samsung TV Plus and that it’s one of the top OTT services on Samsung’s smart TV platform. The free streaming service provides access to 740 channels worldwide.
TV Plus now partners with around 300 of the world’s leading broadcast networks, content platforms and digital creators to provide Samsung Smart TV owners a premium at-home viewing experience. With the new expansion, Samsung continues to add top tier channels and content familiar with TV viewers.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have seen how consumers spend time at home and how much they value access to great media content,” said Seline Sangsook Han, Senior Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
“We have seen TVs become the centre of entertainment – from being a source of news to a streaming on-demand partner. With our latest expansion into new markets and content line-up, we hope that TV Plus continues to be a premium at-home destination for Samsung Smart TV users all over the world.”
Recent platform expansions have brought the total market presence to 12, with new additions that include Australia and Brazil; existing markets include the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Korea.
In 2021, Samsung says it will continue to expand TV Plus to other markets, with plans to launch in Mexico, India, Sweden and more European countries. Samsung Galaxy device users can also expect added functionality and additional devices to become available in the coming months.